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ID: 500126201
 
Record Type: Person
Brady, Mathew B. (American photographer, 1823-1896)

Note: Brady first learned the art of photography in 1841, where he studied with Samuel B. Morse at the New York Academy of Design and at Morse's own daguerreotype school. Brady opened a daguerreotype studio in New York City, New York in 1844, where over the years he concentrated on portraits, most notably famous contemporary Americans, such as the statesman Henry Clay. In 1847, with his business flourishing, Brady opened another portrait studio in Washington, D.C. In 1860, Brady opened the largest of his galleries, called the National Portrait Gallery, and in that year took his first of many famous portraits of Abraham Lincoln. In 1861, Brady requested permission to document the Civil War. From 1861 to 1865, he organized teams of photographers attached to all parts of the United States Army who documented battles, officers and equipment. Brady and his team were able to cover all the battles and events of the war, which include portraits of Generals Grant and Lee, as well as unflinching images of dead soldiers. Brady approached the state concerning purchasing his collection, but it wasn't until 1875, after a vote in Congress, that the War Department of the United States purchased part of his Civil War collection of glass negatives. The purchase came too late, as Brady was reduced to poverty, selling the last of his galleries in 1895.

Names:
Brady, Mathew B. (preferred,V,index,LC,English-P,NA,U)
Mathew B. Brady (V,display)
Brady, Mathew (V)
Brady, Matthew B. (V)
Brady, M. B. (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
painter
portraitist

Gender: male

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee was ....  Fowx, Egbert Guy  from ca. 1860 to 1863
......................  (American photographer, born 1821 or 1825, died after 1883 ) [500037011]
employee was ....  Gardner, Alexander  from 1856 to 1863
......................  (American photographer and printer, 1821-1882, born in Scotland) [500115196]
employee was ....  Pywell, William R.  ca. 1860 - ca. 1865
......................  (American photographer, born 1843 or 1844, died 1887) [500036928]
employee was ....  Turner, Austin Augustus  in 1853
......................  (American photographer and photolithographer, ca. 1831 - 1866) [500021568]
employee was ....  Walker, Lewis E.  in 1856
......................  (American photographer, born ca. 1823, died 1880) [500040776]
publisher was (person to institution) ....  E. & H. T. Anthony  
..................................................................  (American publisher and manufacturing company, established 1852, dissolved 1901) [500033381]
student of ....  Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  1841
..................  (American painter and inventor, 1791-1872) [500026460]
worked with ....  O'Sullivan, Timothy H.  
....................  (American or Irish photographer, ca. 1840 -1882) [500005788]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Brady, Mathew B. (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, 1823-1896) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist, ca. 1823-1896) ..... [GRL]
(American photographer, 1823-1896) ..... [Grove Art]
(American artist, 1823-1896) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 19th cent.) ..... [WCP]
(American, ca. 1823-1896, daguerreotypist) ..... [JPGM]
(American painter ca.1823-1896) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American photographer; born Lake George (Warren County, New York, United States), 1823; died New York (City) (New York, United States), 1896) ..... [CCA]
(American artist, 1823-1896) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American photographer, ca. 1823-1896) ..... [VP]

Sources and Contributors:
Brady, Mathew ........ [CCA]
............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Brady, Mathew B. ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 6 July 2006
.................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81140569
.................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
.................................  New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (1957)
.................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Brady, Matthew B. ........ [GRL, WCI Preferred]
...................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81140569
...................................  Witt Computer Index database
Brady, M. B. ........ [GRL]
.........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 81140569
Mathew B. Brady ........ [CCA, GRL, VP]
...............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
...............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  American Image: Photographs from the National Archives (1979) 7
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 6 July 2006
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Gernsheim, History of Photography from the Camera Obscura (1969)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America (1957)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Sandweiss, Nineteenth-Century Photography in America (1991) 320
....................  Szarkowski, Photographer's Eye (1966)
....................  Taft, Photography and the American Scene (1938) 55-61
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Brady, Matthew, B." Accessed 01/15/02
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